" Originally posted by Stormchaser
I think Daylight Saving Time is great. I like getting the extra hour of evening sunlight in Summer, it allows me to get in a round of golf after work or spend more time fishing. It’s also beneficial for energy conservation. Studies done by the U.S. Department of Transportation show that Daylight Saving Time trims the entire country's electricity usage by a significant, but small amount, of less than one percent each day with Daylight Saving Time. We save energy in both the evening and the morning because we use less electricity for lighting and appliances. Daylight Saving Time saves energy for lighting in all seasons of the year except for the four darkest months of winter (November, December, January and February) when the afternoon advantage is offset by the need for lighting because of late sunrise.
Curious musing: On the morning of the switch back to Standard Time, twins are born 11 minutes apart. The first boy was born at 1:55 am. The second boy was born 10 minutes later, officially arriving at 1:05 am. Is the younger child legally older? If yes, who would be the heir as the oldest son?
Well, I guess it depends on where you live.
Northern Finland where I live (about 68 decrees North) the summer shines allnight long from May to August. No matter what the clock says, it's always light. And on the other hand, from early December to
late February it's dark almost all the time. Yet again, clock is useless.
But I don't know about the energy saving effects.